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Wodak, Ruth, Majid KhosraviNik, and Brigitte Mral, eds. Right-wing populism in Europe: Politics and discourse. A&C Black, 2013.

Description

Right-wing populist movements and related political parties are gaining ground in many EU member states. This unique, interdisciplinary book provides an overall picture of the dynamics and development of these parties across Europe and beyond. Combining theory with in-depth case studies, it offers a comparative analysis of the policies and rhetoric of existing and emerging parties including the British BNP, the Hungarian Jobbik and the Danish Folkeparti.

The case studies qualitatively and quantitatively analyse right-wing populist groups in the following countries: Austria, Germany, Britain, France, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Italy, Netherlands, Hungary, Belgium, Ukraine, Estonia, and Latvia, with one essay exclusively focused on the US.

This timely and socially relevant collection will be essential reading for scholars, students and practitioners wanting to understand the recent rise of populist right wing parties at local, countrywide and regional levels in Europe, and beyond.

This timely and socially relevant collection will be essential reading for scholars, students and practitioners wanting to understand the recent rise of populist right wing parties at local, countrywide and regional levels in Europe, and beyond.

Table of contents

  • Dynamics of Discourse and Politics in Right-wing Populism in Europe and Beyond: An Introduction
    Ruth Wodak and Majid KhosraviNik
  • Section I: Theories and Comparative Approaches
    • Right-Wing Populism: Concept and Typology
      Anton Pelinka
    • ‘Anything Goes!’ – The Haiderization of Europe
      Ruth Wodak
    • Loud Values, Muffled Interests: Third Way Social Democracy and Right-Wing Populism
      Magnus E. Marsdal
    • Breaking Taboos and ‘Mainstreaming the Extreme’: The Debates on Restricting Islamic Symbols in Contemporary Europe
      Aristotle Kallis
    • Mosques, Minarets, Burqas and Other Essential Threats: The Populist Right’s Campaign against Islam in Western Europe
      Hans-Georg Betz
    • Hate Across the Waters: The Role of American Extremists in Fostering an International White Consciousness
      Heidi Beirich
  • Section II: Case Studies – Western Europe
    • Ploughing the Same Furrow? Continuity and Change on Britain’s Extreme-Right Fringe
      John E. Richardson
    • Contemporary Forms of Racist Movements and Mobilization in Britain
      John Solomos
    • From Anti-Immigration and Nationalist Revisionism to Islamophobia: Continuities and Shifts in Recent Discourses and Patters of Political Communication of the Freedom Party of Austria (FPÖ)
      Michał Krzyżanowski
    • Developments within the Radical Right in Germany: Discourses, Attitudes and Actors
      Britta Schellenberg
    • Italian Populism and the Trajectories of Two Leaders: Silvio Berlusconi and Umberto Bossi
      Carlo Ruzza and Laura Balbo
    • Explaining the Rise of the Front National to Electoral Prominence: Multi-Faceted or Contradictory Models?
      Brigitte Beauzamy
    • Explaining the Swing to the Right: The Dutch Debate on the Rise of Right-Wing Populism
      Merijn Oudenampsen
    • The Stage as an Area of Political Struggle: The Struggle between the Vlaams Blok/Belang and the Flemish City Theaters
      Benjamin de Cleen
  • Section III: Case Studies – Central and Eastern Europe
    • The Post-Communist Extreme Right: The Jobbik Party in Hungary
      András Kovács
    • Comparing Radical-Right Populism in Estonia and Latvia
      Daunis Auers and Andres Kasekamp
    • From Para-Militarism to Radical Right-Wing Populism: The Rise of the Ukrainian Far-Right Party Svoboda
      Anton Shekhovtsov
  • Section IV: Case Studies – Scandinavian Context
    • Populism – Changes Over Time and Space: A Comparative and Retrospective Analysis of Populist Parties in the Nordic Countries from 1965 to 2012
      Björn Fryklund
    • The Sweden Democrats Came In from the Cold: How the Debate about Allowing the SD into Media Arenas Shifted between 2002 and 2010
      Simon Oja and Brigitte Mral
    • Nationalism and Discursive Discrimination against Immigrants in Austria, Denmark and Sweden
      Kristina Boréus
    • Mediatization as an Echo-Chamber for Xenophobic Discourses in the Threat Society: The Muhammad Cartoons in Denmark and Sweden
      Stig A. Nohrstedt
    • Dealing with the Extreme Right
      Christoph Andersson

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